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Walter Arlington Latham
Birth: Mar. 15, 1860
Death: Nov. 29, 1952

Major League Baseball Player. Born in West Lebanon, New Hampshire, he was a third baseman making his debut for the Buffalo Bisons on July 5, 1880. For seventeen seasons, he played with the Buffalo Bisons (1880), St. Louis Browns (1883-89, 1896), Chicago Pirates (1890), Cincinnati Reds (1891-95), Washington Senators (1899) and New York Giants (1909). A colorful player, he was known for playing practical jokes and holds the Major League record for most errors by a third baseman with 822. However he was a good base stealer, leading the league in stolen bases with 109 in 1888 and ranks 8th on the all time list for stolen bases with 742. He concluded his career with a record of 1478 runs scored, 1836 hits, 27 home runs, 563 runs batted in and a .269 batting average. He died at age 92 in Garden City, New York. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Greenfield Cemetery
Uniondale
Nassau County
New York, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Joseph Lehe
Record added: Jan 13, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10317156
Walter Arlington Latham
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Walter Arlington Latham
Added by: Joseph Lehe
 
Walter Arlington Latham
Added by: Joseph Lehe
 
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- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Nov. 29, 2013
In spite of playing most of his major league career far from the East Coast, he was born in New Hampshire and died in New York. The SABR biography of Latham says that played amateur ball on a local team beginning at age 14. Latham was a character who got ...(Read more)
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 Added: Jul. 21, 2013

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 Added: Sep. 8, 2011
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